Parents upset high school student charged with murder can still attend classes

Elias Hubbard
November 15, 2017

Cameron Terrell, 18, was arrested with two juveniles in an alleged daytime gang shooting on October 1st in South Los Angeles that left 21-year-old Justin Holmes dead. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District confirmed that Terrell was in classes last week but was not in school on Monday of this week.

According to police, the investigation led to Terrell as the suspected driver. The other two juveniles have not been identified but their cases are being transferred to an adult court.

An affluent teenager that is charged with murder has been kicked out of high school.

The crime - which occurred shortly before noon on a Saturday - has drawn particular interest because Terrell is a white teen from a highly affluent suburban area who is suspected in what is believed to be a gang crime involving black teens.

Holmes was not affiliated with any gangs.

Despite being charged with murder, Terrell was allowed to continue his classes at Palos Verdes High School to the shock of parents and students. His mother is Debra Terrell, who operates an interior design business with clients primarily in the South Bay.

"They shoot up funerals". Photographs show them fishing and vacationing in Mexico, enjoying beaches and resorts, She posted shots of them enjoying their time outdoors dirt biking, and at home, playing Scrabble, chess and fantasy football.

A photo of him and his parents at a World Series game at Dodger Stadium surfaced on social media days after his release, according to the paper.

Other parents said school officials have told them the district's hands are tied on the matter. Police said Holmes and two friends were confronted by two gunmen who asked where they were from.

The school's principal says that Cameron Terrell's parents have agreed to have him at an off site setting.

"While Terrell does enjoy the presumption of innocence in a court of law, there are serious safety concerns raised by Terrell's continued attendance at school".

"At worst, most law enforcement officers would say that allowing an 18-year-old gang member suspected of a felony to attend a high school presents a clear and present danger to other students". However, the criminal complaint stated Terrell went by "White Boy" and the other two were called "B.G." and "L.G".

"We thought it best all the way around, including for Cameron", Austin said.

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